Whatever it was, the news that a man had killed over 20 innocent children and adults in an elementary school hit me hard. I spent most of the afternoon watching the news, checking the internet for updates, hugging my babies, and crying.
I just can't even imagine. I kept picturing my sweet little girl in a situation like that at her school and it tore me apart. I've never been so eager to pick her up from preschool as I was today.
As I was putting my kids to bed tonight, it really hit me. There are parents tonight who won't get to tuck their little ones in and kiss them goodnight because they're gone. They will go home to empty bedrooms and Christmas gifts that will never be opened. There are other parents who will be soothing nightmares and children afraid to go to sleep tonight.
Things like this make you appreciate your family more. I'd like to end this post with some pictures of my family who mean so much to me.
|Princess decorating the tree|
|My dad with Star (that's me and my mom in the background)|
|My grandma with Star|
|Little Man playing with my baby sister|